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Putchinta for Business Recipe


Thinking of what to sell to start earning extra money at home? Try this bulk recipe of Putchinta for Business that can yield a total of 60 pieces using the medium size puto molder.

Find the Lye water substitute in this post.

Puto Molder Size: medium size plastic mold (2nd from smallest)

Yield: 60pcs



  • For Kutchinta:
  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 ¼ cup brown sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon lye water 
  • annatto seeds or atsuete (for coloring)
  • 3 ¼ cups water
  • For Puto:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter/oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon baking powder 
  • ½ cup water 


  1. For Kutsinta: Prepare moulds and brush with oil. Start boiling water in the steamer pot.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients together and mix it well.
  3. Add in water, lye water and a few drops of annatto for colouring. Mix it thoroughly using a wire whisk.
  4. Strain the mixture to remove any lumps.
  5. Brush the muffin pans or molds with oil   and add ½ tablespoon of kutchinta mixture in each mold.Steam for 10 minutes. If the kutchinta gets a little watery on top, make sure to remove the water before adding the puto mixture on top.
  6. For Puto: While waiting for the kutchinta, prepare the puto. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients for the puto batter.
  7. Make a well at the centre of the dry   ingredients then add all the liquid ingredients.
  8. Add melted butter/or oil and mix well. Transfer the batter in a jug. Divide the mixture if you wish to add puto colors (optional). Rest for 30 minutes before cooking to activate the baking powder.
  9. Add 1 tbsp puto mixture into the steamed kutchinta moulds.
  10. Steam for around 10 minutes. Insert a stick in the middle of the puto, when   the stick comes out clean, then your puto is now cooked. Remove from the heat and let it cool down completely before removing from the mould.
  11. Brush melted butter on your plate. Loosen  up the puto from the moulds once cooled down then transfer it into the plate.

60 pcs Putchinta can be sold for about 250-350 pesos